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Coming Soon! Desolation Sound and Broughton Islands Planning Maps from Ports and Passes

By popular demand, Kevin Monahan, author of Local Knowledge and Editor of the Ports and Passes Tides and Currents guide, has developed two new maps for cruising boaters, kayakers, and sportsman. The two maps are; Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands, and Broughton Islands and Mainland Inlets. Coming Soon!! Desolation Sound and Broughton Islands Planning Maps It’s more than a map! On…

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The Offshore Drilling Business: Mobile Dentistry in Southeast Alaska

  This offshore drilling has nothing to do with petroleum but the kind of drilling service practiced by dentists. It’s the story about Dr. Victor S. Stime and how he combined his passion for boating with a retirement dental practice that brings dental services to remote villages in Southeast Alaska. After being diagnosed with a…

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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) – What’s New and What’s Unchanged?

This second in a series of articles about the new 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit provides both additional information about the program and answers questions from the first Waggoner eNews article. Aquatic Invasive Species – What’s New and What’s Unchanged? In our first article, we reported the new Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits required…

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A Handy Strap & Wrap for Your Binoculars

I think this is another clever idea, a strap that doubles as a case for your binoculars. On my boat, the binoculars and the case are very rarely ever together.  The Miggo Strap & Wrap is made of light, high quality, impact-resistant neoprene Lycra fabric. It comes in two colors black with a touch of…

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Northern B.C. Coast 2018 Updates

Northern B.C. Coast Ocean Falls The “Old Bank Inn” is new for 2018, housed in the original CIBC building (formally the Ocean Falls Fishing Lodge) is a Bed & Board Guest House (250-289-9624). Darke Waters The old Darke Waters is now under new ownership as the Ocean Falls Lodge. They offer a coin laundry and…

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West Coast of Vancouver Island 2018 Updates

West Coast Vancouver Island The Ahousaht Stewardship Fund supports safety services, trail maintenance, and visitor information; you may be asked to pay a voluntary fee when anchoring, collected by the Ahous Guardian vessel, effective for 2018. Click here for more information. Bamfield The Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses now owns the East Bamfield Public Dock, The Market & Café, and…

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North Vancouver Island 2018 Updates

North Vancouver Island

  • Port McNeill

There is a new restaurant at the hotel across from the Ronan store called Archipelago. We are hearing good reports.

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Johnstone Strait and the Broughtons 2018 Updates

Johnstone Strait and The Broughtons  Potts Lagoon Logging operations have been removed from the outer bay in Potts Lagoon. Village Island  In 2018, a new floating dock (160 feet) was installed in the north cove of Village Island; tie-up is by permission, call the band office at 250-287-2955. Access to the island is $20/person. Trails…

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Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage 2018 Updates

Desolation Sound & Discovery Passage  Cell phone service appears to be expanded in this area. We are not sure this is all good news since many go to Desolation Sound to get away civilization, but we noticed a marked difference in voice and data service for both Verizon and AT&T users in Desolation Sound. We…

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